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#1901

alexbunyip
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29 November 2019 11:57 am

Thanks guys. Much appreciated. Out near Inverell I always get the wife to go over my sieves as she has better eyesight, one look she said” ohh there is a diamond!” “Wow I didn’t think there was any up this way”. she says, “no, it’s already cut” and as it was a .5 carat cut diamond someone lost off jewellery....lol funny what you find, being tossed in the dirt not a scratch on it.

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#1902

Dihusky
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29 November 2019 04:54 pm

Pat Hogen wrote:

Well done Alex, something was telling you to investigate that stone. I was talking to a couple of fossickers last weekend who admitted to flicking white stones out as rubbish from the sieve, thinking they weren't worth anything because they were not coloured.

Perfect reason to go through other peoples rubbish, it's astounding what they miss or chuck yikes

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#1903

alexbunyip
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29 November 2019 08:14 pm

Dihusky wrote:
Pat Hogen wrote:

Well done Alex, something was telling you to investigate that stone. I was talking to a couple of fossickers last weekend who admitted to flicking white stones out as rubbish from the sieve, thinking they weren't worth anything because they were not coloured.

Perfect reason to go through other peoples rubbish, it's astounding what they miss or chuck yikes

Funny you mention that, the old timers would throw away platinum and silver thinking it was “unripe” gold ....lol

#1904

RockRat
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30 December 2019 09:33 pm

1577701921_image4.jpgOut and about , some nice copper oxides of Malachite , Azurite, and a Galena nugget.1577701686_image0.jpg1577701741_image2_1.jpg1577701785_image3.jpg1577701818_image1.jpg

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#1905

LoneWolf
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30 December 2019 10:24 pm

Strathbogie Rd Rockrat? wink

LW...


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#1906

Mirrors
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31 December 2019 07:55 pm

ops

#1907

LoneWolf
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31 December 2019 09:08 pm

The place RockRat scored the nice Specimens of Malachite/Azurite from is one of our Gemorama Venues...

So, If anyone wants to go next Year, look out for a post in the New Year titled 'Gemorama 2020'.... See you all there... I promise.. ops

LW...

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#1908

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31 December 2019 11:31 pm

.....oooohhhhh.....now what could I do with some of that......... tongue tongue tongue

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#1909

LoneWolf
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01 January 2020 12:59 pm

Out of all I have collected Wally, not much would be what you would call 'Gem Quality'...
It is quite 'loose' if you know what I mean...
I tried to tumble some and they just went to powder... hmm
I have tried to cut some and got some nice slabs, but you can scratch it out quite easily... Very Soft... neutral

I can send you a bit if you are keen to give it a go tho...

LW...

Last edited by LoneWolf (01 January 2020 01:00 pm)


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#1910

Wally69
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01 January 2020 01:56 pm

Know what you mean about the crumbles LW, I have had to work hard at the few pieces I have been gifted to extract something to work with. Definitely an interesting material, the colours and patterns make every piece a bit of fun.

Thanks for the offer but I will be trying to join you this year at Gemorama for a fossick.

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#1911

LoneWolf
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01 January 2020 02:18 pm

Cool happy to meet you there this year Wally... thumbsup

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#1912

bumdags
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08 January 2020 08:54 pm

Took the kids for a dig looking for smokey quartz. Found some water worn pieces and only 2 small one's with a point. Also the 3 very small stones at the bottom are interesting. The 2 dark black ones i think might be tormuline(not sure) and the third has luke a mottled look to. Cool none the less 1578477263_smokyquartz.jpg

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#1913

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28 July 2020 07:14 am

I thought people may be interested in seeing this. Justin Thomas teased us last week with a preview of a unique opal he was cutting and now he has put up the video of it this morning.

Last edited by just starting (28 July 2020 07:15 am)

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#1914

Wishfull
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28 July 2020 10:25 am

Wow. Just wow that so beautiful. Shame about the hole though.


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#1915

just starting
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28 July 2020 12:23 pm

Could put a keyring or chain through it .

#1916

Martyz
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28 July 2020 01:47 pm

Nature never ceases to amaze. Play of colour in opal is hard enough to explain but that script must just about defy explanation.
Despite the sand it would still be an amazing thing to discover and own. thumbsup thumbsup

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#1917

Dihusky
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28 July 2020 04:35 pm

I saw the original last weekend, a absolutely incredible stone. I think he's created a pocket for a golden sapphire, keeps it all Aussie smile

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#1918

just starting
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28 July 2020 09:15 pm

Dihusky wrote:

I saw the original last weekend, a absolutely incredible stone. I think he's created a pocket for a golden sapphire, keeps it all Aussie smile

Yep. Here it is . Going on the comments, it may not be the final stone that stays in the hole.

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#1919

Wishfull
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30 July 2020 10:30 pm

Recon I saw a crop circle like that on the internet a while back..
Thats so cool.


1996 Garret Scorpion gold stinger, Minelab SDC2300, Equanox 800, Detecnix wader Li pinpointer, home made pick, 750 mm Walco pick, understanding wife, most of the time.

#1920

silver
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08 August 2020 09:52 pm

Little bit of Molybdenite
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What a great day ! ,... " I'll see you in the field ".

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